Growing POMEGRANATE in Boise Idaho - Knowledgebase Question

Meridian, ID
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Question by secaldwell
January 25, 2007
I'd like to grow Pomegranate for both appearance and fruit. Is it possible to grow them in Boise Idaho (83642)? I'm considering the dwarf varity, does it produce usable friut?


Answer from NGA
January 25, 2007
Dwarf Pomegranate grows in zones 7-10; unfortunately, you're in zone 6. It would be marginal there although you could plant it in a container and move it to a protected site (close to a building, out of the drying winter winds) and have it survive in your region. Although dwarf pomegranate does produce small fruit, it isn't considered edible. I grow the plant and harvest the fruits for decorations... the fruit looks like a smaller version of a regular pomegranate but it never sweetens up enough to be edible.

Best wishes with your landscape!

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